As soon as you have a child reach the age of about THREE, please feel free to cut and paste, ENLARGE and Print—and then FRAME—on the Refrigerator Door:
NICE TO BE AROUND
When your child reaches about the age of five, you may add:
I posted a longer version on Sept 18, 2011. Here are some excerpts from that post:
Children watch and learn. Children experience and learn. Children practice and learn. So, very calmly I will repeat: Please refer to the Refrigerator Rules (the 4-R’s) for instilling Integrity and Truthfulness into a child’s framework of relationship with self and others:
A child understands quite early about being respectful, responsible and being nice/Reciprocal. As they age, they become adept at solving their own problems, if we let them, encourage them, promote their resourceful capabilities.
As role models, always on Shakespeare’s Stage–we also need to adhere to the Refrigerator Rules. Young eyes are watching. Young hearts are feeling. Young spirits are learning.
The building of our child’s character seems to be a combination of role modeling, expectation and experiential—practiced every day with the joyfulness of living a life with honor. Perhaps the measuring of “Successful” can be the ability to achieve an honorable life. I hope so. For all of us.